Date: 20th April 2016 at 4:50pm
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Caretaker head coach Paul Williams has praised Nottingham Forest’s overall performance against Blackburn Rovers last night, and credited their keeper for the final result.

Hosting Paul Lambert’s side at the City Ground for the game, Forest took the lead through a Dextor Blackstock goal on 15 minutes, but the visitors were level seven minutes later and despite better chances falling for the side, it was a point when it probably should’ve really been all three.

Speaking to the Official Forest Site in his post game press conference, Williams explained the he felt fans would’ve seen more improvement in the style of play he’s been trying to get from the group, but there was obvious disappointment that we couldn’t get the second goal on the day.

And on that score their keeper, Jason Steele, came in for particular praise for keeping us out.

‘The goalkeeper made a great save from Henri`s shot to the top corner and he stuck his leg out for Dexter`s shot and it stays out. We`re getting there with the style of football we want to play with the players we`ve got. We created lots and lots of chances tonight and, especially in the second half, I think there was only one team wanting to win the game.’

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‘We created lots of chances and in the second half, only one team wanted to win the game. On another day we would have scored two or three more goals. We’re getting there in the style of football we want to play with the lads we’ve got. I’m not frustrated, I’m pleased with the way the lads played tonight. With a bit more luck, the goals will start to come.’

With Britt Assombalonga’s long awaited return being an appearance off the bench for the first time since a serious knee injury in the game against Wigan Athletic back in February 2015, Williams knew he had a way to go, but it was a good first step in his eyes.

‘Getting him playing time is crucial and once he gets a pre-season under his belt you`ll have a fantastic footballer on your hands. Britt worked hard on his rehab – all credit to the medical staff also. They`ve done really well getting him back and now he`s playing, so we`re grateful. We`ll see how Britt is tomorrow morning and assess how he is mentally and physically. Hopefully we can tease a bit more time out of him as the games go.’

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